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America is literally awash in antidepressants. Blame the surfeit of drugs in our system on a confusion between illness and suffering.

Research subjects in developing countries--often the poorest, the sickest and with the fewest options--become more vulnerable.

An eviscerated Consumer Product Safety Commission means American children still face perils from their toys.

As safety scandals dampen the public's appetite for cheap imports, the European Union is raising doubts about standards and oversight in the US toy industry.

A scourge of health problems has nail salon workers wondering about the industry's safety standards.

The perennial temptation to blame disease on sin or some grave moral failing just took another hit.

Congressional hearings about head injuries in the NFL raise questions about the consequences for old-timers and present-day players.

Atul Gawande offers up a banal self-help manual for aspiring MDs, while Pauline Chen prescribes a dose of compassion.

A new "ethnic correctness" is taking hold among minorities that might reverse a rising trend among Asians and others to undergo plastic surgery to look more westernized.

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Because nothing says "I love you" like refusing to get vaccinated.

February 9, 2015

A minimally responsible Republican Party would not pander to this sort of thing. But that, of course, is not what we have.

February 3, 2015

Dave Zirin appeared on MSNBC's The Reid Report to talk about the passing of the trailblazing ESPN anchor, Stuart Scott.

January 5, 2015

When I was at my lowest, Stuart Scott’s words reframed cancer for me in an indelible manner.

January 5, 2015

Instead of encouraging Cuban doctors to defect, the United States should be working with them to stop the spread of Ebola.

November 21, 2014

We can't take any chances.

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Still, you should probably quarantine yourself to other news networks.

October 22, 2014

The first Ebola patient to die in America was a victim of a biased healthcare system.

October 21, 2014

This is not a time to panic. It is a time to get things right.

October 12, 2014